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A woman was arrested in connection with the mysterious green paint splatter that was found in the National Cathedral [City Desk]


  • D.C.’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Capital City Care, is open for business today. [NBC 4]
  • The National Zoo is closing part of the panda house because Mei Xiang might be pregnant. [NBC4]
  • Is it expensive to be the wife of a governor? Maureen McDonnell of Virginia thinks so. [Post]


Inspector Whatsit: D.C. has not had an assistant inspector general for seven months now. The office says it’s looking but doesn’t know when it will hire one.

Stuffed: Celebritychef Spike Mendelsohn opened his third Good Stuff Eatery in Georgetown Monday.

Meades at the Gallery: The National Portrait Gallery is showing photographs from 19th century photographers Henry and Charles Meade.

Ward 8 Guards: The new headquarters of the Coast Guard opened Monday in Ward 8, but what will it mean for Anacostia and Congress Heights?

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips?’s first legal medical marijuana is sold, but only nine patients have cards. [Post]

  • Is D.C.’s economy stalled? [Housing ComplexDCistWBJPost]
  • Gun charges thrown out against officer who bought AR-15 with boss’ permission. [Post]
  • Bicyclists and pedestrians want more traffic cams. [WAMU]
  • Gun activist Adam Kokesh: “a very dangerous man” [WAMU]
  • Attempted sexual assault at Anacostia bus stop. [Post]
  • Allbritton TV stations, including WJLA and NewsChannel 8, sold to Sinclair Broadcasting. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips?

  • After decades of struggle, legal weed is finally here. [Post]
  • The consequences of sprawl [NYT]
  • Green paint splatterer arrested. [City Desk]
  • Sure, D.C. should grow. But where? [GGW]
  • Seventeen solar townhomes in the works for 17th Street NE. [UrbanTurf]
  • Apparently the Farragut North-West and Gallery Place-Metro Center pedestrian tunnels will be done by 2005. [PlanItMetro]
  • Senate to House: We’ll see your reckless GSA bill and raise you a sensible one. [WBJ]
  • Will a for-sale Dupont mansion become an embassy? [UrbanTurf]
  • Former Pigskins owner’s house sells for $4.7 million. [WBJ]
  • Today on the market: Detached in Brightwood Park

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips?

  • Woman arrested under suspicion of vandalizing National Cathedral and possibly the Smithsonian Castle and Lincoln Memorial. [Post]
  • A history of D.C. landmark vandalism [Post]
  • Dismemberment Plan releases cover art for Uncanney Valley[Dismemberment Plan]
  • Exploring D.C.’s murals with geocaching [Greater Greater Washington]
  • Quotidian Theatre and Keegan Theatre win some dollars. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
  • A robot comes to Fort Reno. [Theodore Carter]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips?

  • No texting at the table! [Post]
  • Then 10 best things to eat in House and Senate cafeterias [Thrillist]
  • Ice cream and cake bakery RareSweets looks for locations in D.C. [Eater]
  • Eleven must-try sushi spots around D.C. [Zagat]
  • Owners of Bethesda dry cleaners to open Korean restaurant. [Bethesda Mag]
  • Preview of Ovvia Osteria, opening next month in Merrifield. [NoVa Mag]